The Center for NYC Neighborhoods Provides Testimony on “Housing New York”

Today, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods provided testimony before the New York City Council Committees on Housing and Buildings, Community Development, and Land Use regarding “Housing New York,” Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan. At the Center, we are pleased to see the de Blasio administration’s commitment to affordable homeownership included in “Housing New […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Two Years Later

In September 2012, Patti Luo and her husband moved into their new home in Midland Beach, Staten Island. Unfortunately for the Luos—and for so many New Yorkers—Hurricane Sandy struck just one month later on October 29, 2012. After the storm, the Luos struggled to recover from the storm’s destruction. Getting the insurance money they were […]

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How Can We Build Equitable Resiliency?

Last month, the Center hosted Equitable Resiliency in New York City, an event that explored how rising flood insurance costs are threatening housing affordability in flood-prone neighborhoods across the city. We would like to say a huge thank you to our attendees, sponsors, panelists, and keynote speaker Jamie Rubin for making the event a success. […]

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All in a Day’s Work: Selfies with the Mayor & Community Outreach

Last Wednesday, we joined Mayor Bill de Blasio, Housing Recovery Office Director Amy Peterson, Council Members Donovan Richards and Mark Treyger, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Faith in New York, the Alliance for a Just Rebuilding, and many more partners, including City agencies and local non-profits, at the Sandy Recovery Opportunity and Resource Fair in […]

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Happening Now: Sandy HelpDesk

New Yorkers who are rebuilding their homes following Hurricane Sandy and looking for advice on how to rebuild and make their home more resilient can find integrated assistance from a team of architects, housing counselors, and flood insurance specialists all under one roof at the Sandy Neighborhood Design HelpDesk. Homeowners who attend a HelpDesk event […]

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RSVP Today! Event on Sept. 18!

You’re Invited! Equitable Resiliency in New York City: How rising flood insurance costs are threatening housing affordability in NYC’s flood prone neighborhoods   Join the Center for NYC Neighborhoods and New York Law School’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law at 185 West Broadway on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 for an afternoon exploring the intersection of […]

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Equitable Resiliency in New York City

Join the Center for NYC Neighborhoods on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 for Equitable Resiliency in New York City How rising flood insurance costs are threatening housing affordability in NYC’s flood-prone neighborhoods We’ll be releasing a report with research on, and stories from, New York City’s vulnerable coastal communities. At the event, you’ll hear from experts on […]

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The Center Applauds “Housing New York” Plan

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio released “Housing New York,” a 10-year, 5-borough plan to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York City. “The plan announced today is an important milestone on the road to a more just and equitable city where New Yorkers in every neighborhood will benefit from the opportunities […]

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[The Counselor’s Corner] Webinar: Disaster Recovery Road

Natural disasters can strike anytime and anywhere in America and its territories – hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, etc. When Mother Nature takes over many people in the path of these events, as well as first responders, are overwhelmed physically, mentally, and financially. Disaster victims need accurate information and lots of resources to cope with […]

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“Post-Sandy Foreclosure Fears Erupt Among Residents With Damaged Homes” and other headlines from 2013

Wall Street Journal: Sandy Forced Poor to Leave Illegal Units New York Daily News: Mortgage break, but also tax hike City & State: Save the 30-Year Mortgage Gotham Gazette: Experts Warn Of Foreclosure Crisis As Floodwaters’ Toll Persists NYC.gov: Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City Release One-Year Update on Hurricane Sandy Relief and […]

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